A DEVIL’S BARGAIN
Easily the shyest Wallflower, Evangeline Jenner stands to become the wealthiest, once her inheritance comes due. Because she must first escape the clutches of her unscrupulous relatives, Evie has approached the rake Viscount St. Vincent with a most outrageous proposition: marriage!
Sebastian’s reputation is so dangerous that 30 seconds alone with him will ruin any maiden’s good name. Still, this bewitching chit appeared, unchaperoned, on his doorstep to offer her hand. Certainly an aristocrat with a fine eye for beauty could do far worse.
But Evie’s proposal comes with a condition: no lovemaking after their wedding night. She will never become just another of the dashing libertine’s callously discarded broken hearts —
which means Sebastian will simply have to work harder at his seductions…or perhaps surrender his own heart for the very first time in the name of true love.
©2006 Lisa Kleypas (P)2010 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
I enjoyed seeing the positive changes in these characters. I like that Lisa Kleypas creates great drama without wallowing in it in her books!
Yes, I would recommend Lisa Kleypas to most!
I like that Evangeline finally gets a backbone while maintaining who she is.
Just a great Narrator!
I fell in love with Lord St Vincent in the last book and was very upset when he turned villain. I had to get this book so I could see him redeemed. He and Evie make a wonderful couple. I was not at all let down by this story. It was everything I had hoped and more.
I've fallen in love with Lisa's book and with Rosalyn's narration. they always transport me away from reality, and to a place where I feel a connection with the women, and drool over the men. Can I please keep one or two??? ;)
I enjoyed listening to this third in the series book. I love the idea of the wall flowers and that you can hear how they are doing as each book progresses.
This is my favorite in the wallflower series. The reason I like this one in particular is because darkly handsome Sebastian underwent a believable and remarkable change during the corse of this novel. He went from being a jerk to a true hero and a man worthy of poor misunderstood Evie. The only sad part is that I've forgotten what happens to the couple after their HEA. Evie fought so hard to stay with him at the club so they wouldn't be separated, and yet I can't see her staying there once the children come. Will they have to separate so Sebastian can run the club? How will they live their lives long term? I wish I knew. Such a wonderful story but with so many nagging questions. To get the answers I may have to listen to wallflowers books 4&5 and maybe the Hathaway's book one. Lol I'm sure it won't be a hardship. (Especially with the Hathaway book one since Cam is in it)
I can find a book to love in any genre -- a beautifully written classic, an interesting mystery or sci-fi, a trashy romance. Bring it!
Story - Devil in Winter is the story of a young couple who don't know each other but then meet and plan a marriage of convenience which occurs in two days. Sebastian (a ladies' man) and Evie (a wallflower) develop a mutual sexual attraction quickly, but the rest of the relationship...well, you need to hear the book. The setting is London in the 1800's. The story is good, but I never really fell in love with the characters or cared a lot about their story. There are 3-4 sex scenes which are pretty hot, and there is a decent story line running along with the romance aspect.
Narrator - While the reader did a good job, I didn't like the way she performed Sebastian. He was portrayed as 32 years old and very sexy, but I thought he sounded like a stuffy old codger. NOT a romantic voice.
Overall - If you like historical romance, you will probably like this story, but it's definitely not a "must hear."
Mother of 3, grandmother of 6, retired nurse and substance abuse counselor. Thrilled to have the time to read or listen to books again.
another winner from Ms. Klepas, i love her characters and the series follow throughs, I'm never left wondering, I get my happily ever after endings which always makes my day!
Audio Addict! Usually listening to History these days. Love Will Durant most of all authors!
I like this story a great deal. But I truly can't stand the American accent of Lilly and Daisy. I had to stop the last book bc of it. The narrator is great, but I can't stand her American accents. I don't actually like the sisters at all. They're abrasive to the point of anoyance.
But Evie and St Vincent have a nice story.
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